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Case: Labor Relations/Interference (N.L.R.B.)

Dec. 2, 2019, 6:14 PM

A non-profit university in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. unlawfully fired a graduate admissions counselor for failing to sign a mandatory arbitration agreement that employees reasonably would believe restricts their right to file charges with the National Labor Relations Board. Although the agreement purports to except claims or actions “where specifically prohibited by law,” the language is vague and ambiguous as to whether it applies to claims that the National Labor Relations Act has been violated, and it would require employees to meticulously determine the state of the law themselves, the NLRB finds. The case is Everglades College, Inc. d/b/a Keiser University and Everglades University, 2019 BL 459347, N.L.R.B., 12-CA-096026, 11/27/19

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